the 7 best massage chairs

Many people struggle a lot finding a great massage chair and end up spending money on junkie massage chair.

So, we have reviewed some 7 best massage chair according to the buyer’s need. And at the end of this article, there is a buyer’s guide included helping you buy the best massage chair

 

So, let’s not waste your time anymore, let’s start.

Relax zero gravity massage chair

REAL RELAX

Real Relax, massage chair is one of the greatest massage chairs under $1000. This massage chair is the product of the Real Relax company. A company founded in 2014 and since then they are providing great massage chairs across the 40 countries.

      Features

  • Dimensions- 44.8*43.15*32.28
  • Item weight 217 lbs.
  • Capacity -400 lbs.
  • 3 color combination
  • Bluetooth

This massage chair comes in 3 color combinations.

1)black

2)blue and khaki

3)Brown and khaki

This zero-gravity recliner massage chair weighs around 217 lbs. and has a weight capacity of up to 400 lbs.

This massage chair provides 8 massage neck back rollers, 50 airbags placed to the shoulders, arms, heaps, calves, and feet, and lower back heating, foot roller massage.

The enormous 50 airbags provides great deep massage by relaxing your deep pain. It can also provide customized massage, use the remote to set rollers, and airbags massages body parts.

You can also control the speed and strength/intensity of the massage up to 3 levels.

The great thing about this massage chair is one button zero gravity function. The zero-gravity massage function makes you feel virtually weightless. And like astronaut you too can feel zero gravity.

What we dislike

However, everything is fine but some customers complained neck rollers are either too low or wide. One more thing is that even in low settings it provides very deep massage. Thus, one must remain cautious about how much pressure you can take.

It has also Bluetooth features, so you can enjoy a massage while listening to your favorite music and podcasts. Moreover, it has changing LED light function means you can set the color of LED lights according to your current mood.

People ranging from height from 5.2 feet to 6.1 feet can enjoy this massage chair. The footrests extend for the taller people.

This massage chair has a built-in waist heater, which promotes blood circulation.

Besides full body zero gravity massage, you can enjoy both shiatsu and recliner.

Its foot massage function can do both roller and airbag massage to your feet, it relieves foot tension and pain.

Final thought

Relax zero gravity massage chair comes with numerous features under $1000, which is very surprising. The addition of Bluetooth features has really complimented the chair. Overall, this would be a great buy for the people who do not afford high-end massage chairs which cost over $5000.

  • Bluetooth

  • Zero gravity

  • Provide great massage

  • Tall people can easily fit in

  • Neck roller is either too low or too wide

  • Provide weak neck massage

  • In some parts, it provides strong massage

The chair is of good quality for the price. Overall, this chair is hard to beat for the price vs performance. probably the best value for Shiatsu Electric Massage Chair. happy customer

5/5

BEST gaming/chair massage chair

GAMING/ MASSAGE CHAIR

This PC gaming chair is one of the best massage gaming chairs by the company “best office”. Though this massage chair is advertising as a gaming chair its uses is not limited to gaming purposes only. You can use this for other purposes like working, studying, and sleeping.

In fact, this chair can also be a great office chair.

   

      Features

  • Weight capacity – 260 lbs.
  • Dimension -74 x 26.7 x 53.5 inches
  • Material faux leather

The dimensions of this gaming massage chair are 28.74 * 26.7 * 53.5. The product weighs around 43.45 lbs. and this gaming massage chair has a weight capacity of 250 lbs.

One of the best parts of this chair is that it comes in 7 colors. The colors are black, blue, camo, pink, grey, red, and white. It takes only 20 minutes to assemble this chair.

 

It has a headrest, lumbar support, and footrest. It is designed as a racing office or gaming chair with human-oriented ergonomic construction for providing a comfortable seating experience. The best part of this massage chair is you can lock in any position when you recline, you can recline from 90° to 155° safely.

The large backward angle reclination helps you to relax and take a nap, without needing you an actual bed.

What we dislike like

This office gaming chair seems narrow. That means big fat guys might find it uncomfortable.

This massage chair has swivels 360° for multitasking convenience, you can easily roll around 100000 times. It has canisters that allow you for smooth rolling mobility.

It is a very adjustable chair.it has an adjustable private custom.  You can personally adjust the height of the chair to match your needs.

This massage gaming chair has vibrators which are controlled by remote control. These vibrators produce slight vibration which reduces the fatigue caused by long hours of work and gaming.

The all of the parts of this office gaming chair are BIFIMA certification.

Final thought

 This massage chair is purely for gamers or for people who toil hard in their office. The massage chair is very great and tall people will find no difficulty in this chair. However, one thing is to keep in mind that this chair will not give you massages like a high-end massage chair. And will only give you a very gentle massage.

The chair is great for the cost! It was very easy to assemble, took less than 30 minutes. It is comfortable enough for gaming. happy customer

5/5
  • Extremely cheap

  • Recline from 90 to 155 degrees

  • A tall person can easily use this

  • Chairs are not that wide

  • When you recline, armrest does not recline back with you.

EarthLite portable massage chair

portable massage chair

EARTHLITE is the world’s premium massage equipment manufacturer and supplier. The company is operating and supplies quality products in 1987.

EARTHLITE has received the American spa professionalsChoice awards as favorite treatment table manufacturer, and manufacturer support from 2010 -2018.

   

      Features

  • Built from aircraft-grade steel
  • High graded padding
  • Weight 15 lbs.

This is a very Compaq and portable massage chair. It is so portable that you can carry it with you for a vacation. The whole massage equipment can be folded and packed into a bag.

 

This massage chair is the lightest massage chair on the market. It weighs around only 15 lbs.

 

One thing we want to clear is that is not an automatic massage chair. It is for chiropractor or masseuse who use their own hands for massaging.

What we dislike like

However, though it is sturdy and well built, some customers find its adjustment little wonky.

Final thoughts

This is a very well-built massage chair, and very firmly padded with soft cushions. Frames are made from light and strong aircraft-grade aluminum.

great product, as described, and great quality for the price. happy customer

5/5
  • Extremely cheap

  • Easy to carry around

  • foldable and takes less space

  • Adjustments are Little wonky

Full body electric shiatsu massage chair recliner

Full Body Electric Shiatsu Massage

Full body shiatsu electric massage chair by Best Massage is one of the best massage chairs you can have under $ 1000. The massage chair comes with enormous features and functions, which is very surprising at this affordable price.

   

      Features

  • COMPUTERIZED BODY SCANNING
  • Material: leather & suede
  • Weight: 300 pounds
  • Massage type — 7 massage modes (Tapping, heating. Stretching, shiatsu, combo, air pressure, and kneading)
  • 3 colors available (black, brown, and burgundy)

First, this massage chair is very adjustable. You can easily angle it to your desire angle and comfort.

Moreover, you will have full control over speed, width, and intensity. Intensity control has 3 levels, which means you can choose the desire massage intensity level according to your need.

Suppose you have severe pain and this kind of pain requires extra intense massage to relax your muscles and joints, for that pain you need to increase the intensity level of the massage, this situation can be vice versa.

We have included this massage chair in our best massage chair list because of its great air massage system.

In total, it is equipped with 21 airbags which are strategically located in the arms, hips, shoulders, thighs, calves, and feet.

Furthermore, the heat therapy system (back & feet) complements the air massage system.

The computerized smart body scan technology is a great addition to this massage chair.  Its smart scan technology automatically measures your body size for individual custom fit massage.

What we dislike like

However, this massage provides great value at this price, some customers do not find arm function enticing. And this massage  has few limitations

Built-in sensors automatically measure every part and automatically it adjusts massage intensity according to the user’s body weight.

 

You will get 7 types of massage modes (kneading, tapping, stretching, shiatsu, combo, air pressure, and heating.

 

It has already 9 preset auto massage programs, to give you the best amazing massage experience. Furthermore, you can choose manual custom massage functions to get your personalized message.

final thoughts

This massage chair would be a great addition to your house. It is very affordable, and easy to assemble.

It is worth it, has good pressure, comfortable, you can personalize the type of massage. happy customer

5/5
  • Cheap & affordable

  • Many great features

  • Provide various kinds of massage

  • Easy to assemble

  • The arm massage function is not so great

  • Being careful when using high intensity, might hurt your back

COMFIER Shiatsu neck and back massager

best massage chair pad

COMFIER shiatsu neck and back massager is one of the best massage chair Pad under $200. The company has a good reputation. This kind of massage chair pad is very mobile and you can carry it wherever you want. This is a very versatile massage chair, you can use it on the sofa, couch, recliner, office chair dining chairs to make the ultimate comfort seat in the house.

   

      Features

  • ADJUSTABLE ROLLING & SPOT MASSAGE
  • 4 rotation nodes
  • 2 airbags
  • CREATIVE 2D/3D SHIATSU MASSAGE
  • Massage type — KNEADING, HEAT, SHIATSU, AIR COMPRESS, AND VIBRATION.

Comfier shiatsu neck and back massager support several kinds of massages for example kneading, heat, shiatsu, air compressor, and vibration.

 

It is a full body massage chair pad, it covers areas shoulder, neck, back, waist, and thighs.

 

It has 4 unique shiatsu massage nodes to deliver deep tissue massage on the neck and shoulder. In addition to the rotation, directions are available so that you can adjust the massage nodes’ position according to your choice.

 

The air massage provides to your waist, thigh, and hip, is very adjustable, and provides a 3-intensity level massage. So, you can choose the right intensity according to your pain level. 2 airbags that inflate and deflate to give you air massage.

 

Furthermore, it has an optional infrared heat function which delivers warmth to relax tense muscles. However, one thing to remember is that it provides gentle heat only, not as hot as a heating pad.

 

The nodes move inward and outward in motion to create 2D and 3D finger pressure shiatsu massage. You will like finger pressure massage due to this innovative technology.

 

One of the best things you will get at this price is spot massage function. Generally, this function is included in high-end massage chairs, which cost you a fortune. SPOT message function allows you to concentrate the message on one area for pin-point relaxation.

What we dislike like

if you are too short, then cannot reach to neck massage, in that case, you need to put a pillow down and sit over it. BUT then sit/hip massagers become invalid or of no use. so yes, if you are short, you cannot use all the functions at once.

Final thoughts

Overall, COMFIER shiatsu neck and & back massager is a great massage chair pad. you will get all kinds of great features at this, which you will find in high-end massage chairs. Moreover, this massage chair pad is very cheap, affordable, and easy to carry around to your home, office, and car.

This chair is like a person giving you a massage. I have degenerative disc disease; my back can get stiff. This massager loosens up my back and neck. I love all the different settings happy customer

5/5
  • Less expensive

  • Great alternative of high-end massage chair

  • Easy to carry around

  • Provide many types of massage

  • Very short people might not reach to neck massage

  • Not very quiet

Kahuna massage chair LM 6800-black

kahuna -LM-6800

Kahuna massage chair is the product of the AJX INC company. A company who is producing massage chair since 1997.

You cannot make the best massage chair list without including Kahuna LM 6800 on the list. Kahuna LM 6800 is a redesigned product by the company. The company behind this product has made several minor changes in keeping customers in mind. The changes are 30 minutes timer (which is previously 15 minutes), double large shoulder bag, extra padding, and remote holder included in the chair.

   

      Features

  • DIMENSION-48*31*46
  • Item weight – 220 lbs.
  • Weight capacity – 250 lbs.
  • Smart body scanning
  • 7 massage technique

The kahuna LM 6800 is designed to fit well anywhere in your house, it has ergonomic Structural design which provides you the best massage.

 

 

This massage chair track has L track massage system. It also has zero gravity massage system, there are 3 stages in this zero-gravity system. The zero-gravity system has 3 intensity levels also.

One of the attractive things about this Best massage chair is a smart body scan technology It has.

The smart body scan technology automatically scans your body size, so that you can enjoy a custom fit massage. It is an advance of air massage technology that covers the entire body.

 Moreover, details cells program to inflate separately and this is what causes the body to twist and deep stretch.

 

The massage chair has 6 auto programs including yoga massage. This chair is famous amongst the yoga lover, because of the special yoga stretching massage It provides. The yoga stretch program will stretch your entire body and will improve your blood circulation, and give your entire body an awakening sensation.

 

The footer area consists of 2-foot Rollers. These are easily detachable and washable.

What we dislike like

Food roller in this chair is way too strong even with extra padding. This is a concerning area. A tall person over 6 Feet finds difficulties to use a zero-gravity system.

 

The smart space-saving technology is the key feature of this massage chair. That means it only requires 3 inches from the wall while zero gravity transitions. During transition or reclining, it will slide forward, instead of sliding back like other massage chairs, which will save a lot of space.

 

The chair has also heat therapy system. However, it provides heating therapy only on the lower back and the legs. Therefore, if you are buying this for heat therapy must keep this thing in mind that it does not provide heating therapy to the whole body.

Final thought

Kahuna LM 6800 is no doubt a great massage chair under $2000. You do not need to spend a fortune to acquire top notch massage. Everything is great about this chair and has also 3 years of warranty service.

 

The yoga stretch is to die for and wish I could just keep it on stretching over and over. Worth every penny! We have both fallen asleep in this massage chair. happy customer

5/5
  • Do not need to spend a fortune

  • Good quality

  • Easy to assemble

  • Yoga stretching is a great addition

  • Space-saving technology

  • Foot roller is way strong

  • A very tall person finds It difficult with zero gravity feature

Kahuna Superior massage chair SM 7300 - best overall massage chair

kahunn 7300- best overall massage chair

Kahuna massage chair again made into the list. This is the overall best massage chair.

   

      Features

  • Dimension – 48 * 28* 47
  • Available in two colors
  • 9 auto programs
  • weight capacity 320 lbs.
  • Height capacity 6 ft, 5 inches
  • Space-saving
  • Zero gravity

This chair is available in 2 colors

1) black

2) dark brown

Again, this chair is also redesigned by the company due to high demand. The company has added several features to make this massage chair more soothing and relaxing.

This chair has an SL track roller. SL track is advance or extended version of an S-track and L-track. SL massages down to the buttock.

Different kind of massage technique is included in kahuna 7300 such as kneading, stepping, knocking, tapping + knocking and shiatsu massage. It performs close to human touch massage.

This chair is an ergonomic structural designed. And it is also designed fit well anywhere in your house. The space-saving technology embedded in kahuna 7800 allows zero gravity position transition which requires only 3 inches from the wall.

Kahuna SL 7300 has 5 other programs and four special other programs.

The best part about this massage chair is you have many auto programs options to choose from.

 Auto Programs

  • Yoga stretching
  • Fast recovery
  • Pain relief
  • relaxation
  • athlete
  • Office person
  • golfer
  • Dynamic support
  • Senior mode

To increase the massage effect SM-7300 has specially designed rollers, which have acupoint bumbs on the rollers. This bumbs provides more rejuvenating and stronger such effects by increasing more blood circulation.

 It has also air cell massage technology. There is another exciting wrap around the car and foot massage feature. Like all massage chairs, it also has heating therapy.

You can set the timer and enjoy an uninterrupted message up to 30 minutes. It also has designed led light for amusement purposes.

What we dislike like

One of the highlighting features of this massage chair is that a very tall and heavyweight person can also use this massage chair easily. It supports up to 320 lbs weight and up to 6.5 feet tall person easily use this massage chair.

Final thought

 No doubt this is the best massage chair in our list. It’s a very high-end massage chair. It has no boundaries even tall and wide people can easily use this massage chair without worries. The auto programs are very cool.

Fantastic massage chair for bigger people. It has many great programs that I utilize on the daily basis. happy customer

5/5
  • Tall person can use this

  • High end chair

  • So many features

  • no cons

Buying guide

 

Types of massage chair

 

  • Recliner massage chair

A recliner massage chair is the most traditional type of massage chair. This is a comfortable massage chair features and this kind of chair fits very well in the house.

 

  • Zero gravity

 

Zero gravity is a feature for a massage chair that is inspired by space travel. The zero-gravity feature will recline you back and raise your feet level above your heart. This feature helps blood circulation throughout the body.

 

  • FULL BODY

 A full body massage chair will take care of your whole body from head to toe. It provides user relief all over the body.

 

  • Chair pad/seat pad

 The chair pad is not a massage chair, it is a pad that fits over any kind of chair. And it is easily carriable. You can use this chair pad on a driving seat, office chair, and on the bed. If your budget is constraint and do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on high-end massage chairs then chair pads would be a great option for you.

 

Types of massage styles

 

  • Shiatsu

 

It is a popular Japanese massage technique. The masseuse uses their hand in different angles to provide shiatsu massage. However, there are lots of massage chairs in the market which can replicate this shiatsu massage. So, if your big fan of the shiatsu massage, then do not forget to look for a shiatsu option on your massage chair.

  • Percussion

IN Percussion massage style reserve feels like as “thundering on their back”.

  • Kneading

Kneading is a common massage technique. It is a circular technique where tissues are lift, rolled, and squeezed in a compressive action. It releases knots and muscle tension and gives you a soothing and relaxing feeling.

  • Compression

Airbags are use within the chair to recreate a tapping massage. Numerous airbags in the massage chair inflate and deflate, which puts pressure on different areas to provide relief from pain.

 

  • Stretching

If you are a yoga lover and love to stretch, then you should look for this option in your desired massage chair.

 

  • Tapping

Tapping is one of the oldest massage methods, which helps improving circulation and relaxes muscle tension.

 

 

TYPES OF ROLLER TRACK

1) STRAIGHT Track

 

This straight track is widespread. Only a few traditional low-budget massage chairs have straight roller track. The vibration chair pads have a straight roller track.

 

2) S TRACK

‘S’ track is exactly resembling like ‘S’. S-track extends from the Neck to tail bone.

 

3) L TRACK

L-track begins where the S track has ended. Moreover, it continues into the seat of the chair. The popularity of L-track growing since the launch of it.

 

4) SL Track

SL TRACK is the combination of both S-TRACK and L-track. Generally, these SL tracks are included in a high-end massage chair. This track is also growing in demand because it provides the benefit of both S and L tracks.

Types of massage chair roller head

  •  2D ROLLERS

2D refers to 2 dimensional, which means this type of roller can move only two ways: horizontal and vertical. 2D rollers are a widespread roller head, most of the massage chair use 2d roller.

 

  • 3D Rollers

3D rollers move 3 ways. The additional dimension provides depth. This kind of roller penetrates deeper into the muscle and provides deeper massage.

 

  • 4d rollers

It provides an additional dimension. It is very uncommon and only a few high-end chairs which will cost you a fortune, have this kind of advance rollers.

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CHOOSING THE BEST MASSAGE CHAIR

 

  • SIZE

Sometimes people overlooked this factor, but the size is a very significant thing to consider. You need to choose a massage chair that does not take much space, but if you have a large house then you can go for a large massage chair, otherwise go for a massage chair that does not take much space and speech in your home properly.

 

  • Weight

Weight also matters a lot. If you are somebody who moves to new houses several times a year, then you should consider the weight of the massage chair before buying it. A massage chair with heavyweight would be tricky when shifting home.

 

  • Swivel base

If you are somebody who wants to enjoy the massage while moving freely, then you need to consider a massage chair with a swivel base.

 

  • Space-saving

Space-saving is the latest and one of the best inventions for the massage chair. This technology helps you to save a lot of space while reclining or using the Zero Gravity feature.

 

  • warranty

It is that you should consider the warranty for the massage chair that you are buying.

 

  • Coverage

You should look at what are the areas that your massage chair will cover. Priority differs from individual to individual, some would prefer that their massage chair provides them a head massage, On the other hand, some want a heat massage, while some want a full body massage. Thus, you should choose a chair according to your massage Preference and find a place for a massage chair in your budget.

 

Note

The more area it covers, the expensive the massage chair will be.

 

Additional features of massage chair

Initially, a massage chair would only perform massages, but now things have changed. Due to much enhancement

, and the revolution you will find extra luxury features. We have listed below some of the features.

 

  • Remote control

Good remote control is important, you do not want get of the massage chair often and manually operate the massage chair with buttons.

 

  • Car charger

A car charger is important for people to use a massage chair pad in the car.

  • USB port

You might want to connect your phone for charging purposes, so you need a USB port feature in your massage chair.

  • Mp3 player

Some people want to enjoy massages while listening to music, if you are one of them, MP3 player, feature is Must for you.

 

  • Bluetooth speaker

Again, Bluetooth speaker is also a good feature if you Want to enjoy music or audio-book while relaxing on a massage chair.

   FAQ

 Do massage chairs really work?

Yes, it works. The massage chairs have come a long way that it can provide greater message than the hand. It can reach very deep in your body, which would not be possible with hands.

Are massage chairs worth the money?

If you go to a massage parlor twice a week then buying your own massage chair can save you a lot of money overall.

Are massage chairs bad for you?

This answer depends on a lot of factors. A lot of time massage chairs provide much harder massage than the body can take. In such a case, it can damage muscles and give you chronic pain.

Is it bad to sit in a massage chair for a long time?

Yes, using a massage chair for a longer period can create serious issues and injuries in your body. A person should not take massage for more than an hour.

Can massage chairs hurt your back?

Yes, in some cases, if you select high-intensity massage, it can hurt your back

 Can you sleep in a massage chair?

You can sleep but remember sleep is not a static activity, you will prefer one position over another. Suppose you turn sideways but your massage chair is on and can injure your certain parts of your body because you are not in the correct position.

How often should you use a massage chair?

It is recommended that you should use a massage chair twice a day or 15 to 20 minutes. And please make sure that you do not use massage chair for a longer period.

 Do massage chairs use a lot of electricity?

 Massage chair usually uses less electricity even if you are operating it at the highest settings. Even if you are worried regarding the cost of electricity, then you should ask for a cost-saving feature massage chair.

 Why do you need to drink water after a massage?

After the massage, your body stimulates the lymphatic system which in turn drives out toxins. This means water is essential to flush out the toxins, so if you do not drink water after a massage, you can sometimes experience a slight headache.

 Why do I pee a lot after a massage?

Massaging your muscles gets your fluids pumping out of muscles, then according to procedure those fluids will head towards kidney, then help you get rid of that pee.

Do Massage release toxins in the body?

yes

Can I get a massage 2 days in a row?

Yes, but not a hard massage.